Shikuma, N. J.; Pilhofer, M.; Weiss, G. L.; Hadfield, M. G.; Jensen, G. J.; Newman, D. K.

K2 Summit camera and Quantum energy filter highlight the many forms of the MAC array also known as the bacterial death star

Metamorphosis-associated contractile (MAC) structures show a surprising variety of uses in bacteria. Shown above is one particular structure which has been identified to be used in bacterial warfare. Data was collected using a GIF Quantum® energy filter with a K2 Summit® camera and is described by Shikuma et. al., in a recent issue of science.
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